Election Deniers Were Among the Biggest Losers of the 2022 Midterms


Charlotte Alter, reporting for Time:

The stakes could not have been higher. Across the country, Republican candidates who falsely say Donald Trump won the 2020 race ran for offices this year that would have put them in position to oversee elections in 2024. If an election-denier won an election-oversight job in a battleground state, they would have the ability to sow chaos, promote conspiracy theories about results, and potentially allow a candidate to seize the presidency in 2024 even if they weren’t chosen by the voters.

But in a series of key states, pro-democracy candidates came out on top. In Minnesota, incumbent Secretary of State Steve Simon defeated Kim Crockett, who questioned the results of the 2020 election. In the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro defeated election denier and Stop the Steal organizer Doug Mastriano. (If elected Governor, Mastriano would have appointed a Secretary of State, the role that oversees the election in the commonwealth.) And in Michigan, incumbent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson handily beat back Trump-endorsed Kristina Karamo, who pushed baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 contest.

For everyone’s sake*, let’s hope that reason, rational thought and critical thinking always — ***always*** — prevail.

yeah, in a minute…
* Including those sheeple who just blindly believe whatever the “liberal” or “conservative” news media tell them to believe…

By the way, speaking of news, let’s be clear about one thing: if you do not have at least one news source that you refer to regularly, with which you routinely disagree, then you are not practicing news-gathering but rather confirmation bias. And that, in case you are unaware, is bad.

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